Summarization of Twitter Microblogs


Owing to the sheer volume of text generated by a microblog site like Twitter, it is often difficult to fully understand what is being said about various topics. This paper presents algorithms for summarizing microblog documents. Initially, we present algorithms that produce single-document summaries but later extend them to produce summaries containing multiple documents. We evaluate the generated summaries by comparing them to both manually produced summaries and, for the multiple-post summaries, to the summarization results of some of the leading traditional summarization systems.

Computer Journal